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George Washington Bridge Bus Station

Opening of Renovated George Washington Bridge Bus Station in Washington Heights Pushed Back to December

Back in October of 2014, multiple retail tenants were revealed for spaces in the renovated George Washington Bridge Bus Station, located in between West 178th Street and West 179th Street in Washington Heights. At the time, it was set to fully open in 2015. Construction on the terminal has been further delayed, pushing the opening date to December of 2016, according to DNAinfo. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and a partnership between SJM Partners and Slayton Ventures expects portions of the terminal to open to the public in phases, with tenants moved in before 2017. The property will see its retail space expanded from 30,000 to 120,000 square feet across three levels, and retailers include GAP, Marshalls, Blink Fitness, Buffalo Wild Wings, Café 178th Street, Time Warner, GWB Juice Bar, VS Berry Frozen Yogurt, First Financial, and many other shops, eateries, and services. The terminal currently serves to connect NJ Transit buses and other carriers to the A/1 subways and MTA buses.


30-70 38th Street, rendering by T.F. Cusanelli & Filletti Architects

Developer Files for Planned Five-Story, 23-Unit Residential Project at 30-70 38th Street, Astoria

Earlier this month, YIMBY revealed renderings of the planned residential development at 30-70 38th Street (a.k.a. 30-66 39th Street), in central Astoria, located seven blocks from the 30th Avenue stop on the N/Q trains. Now, property owner George Elliott has filed applications for the project, which will rise five stories and contain 23 residential units (down from 26). The new building will encompass 29,277 square feet and its units should average a rental-sized 738 square feet apiece. Amenities include a ground-floor recreation area, bike storage, a parking garage, and private storage space. The project is currently in the beginning stages of the city’s Urban Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), as the developer is seeking to rezone a portion of the site. New Jersey-based T.F. Cusanelli & Filletti Architects is designing. The assemblage is currently occupied by two wood-framed houses.


1657 East 19th Street

Eight-Story, Six-Unit Residential Building Planned at 1657 East 19th Street, Sheepshead Bay

Yoni Levy, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for an eight-story, six-unit residential building at 1657 East 19th Street, in northern Sheepshead Bay, located five blocks from the King Highway stop on the B/Q trains. The structure will encompass 11,747 square feet and its residential units should average a spacious 1,933 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. There will be one apartment per floor on floors two through six, followed by a single unit occupying the seventh and eighth floors. The ground floor will host the lobby, bike storage space, and a three-car garage. Joseph Spector’s Financial District-based Dome Architecture, Design & Engineering Group is the architect of record. Demolition permits for the site’s existing two-story house were filed in January.


65-17 110th Street

Three Two-Story, Two-Family Houses Coming to 65-17 110th Street, Forest Hills

Queens-based Forest Hills Scenery Family has filed applications for two two-story, two-family houses at 65-17 – 65-21 110th Street, in northern Forest Hills, located seven blocks from the 67th Avenue stop on the M/R trains. One of them will measure 3,325 square feet, while the second will measure a slightly smaller 3,150 square feet, and the third will total 3,238 square feet. Across the entire development, there will be 6,475 square feet of residential space, which means units should average 1,079 square feet apiece, indicative of apartments with multiple bedrooms. Sugnam Chang’s Brooklyn-based Basic Groups Corp. is the architect of record. A 72-foot-wide assemblage of properties will be subdivided into three tax lots. A portion of the site is currently occupied by a two-story brick house, which must first be demolished.


77 Thompson Street

Four-Story, 13-Unit Residential Project Filed at 77 Thompson Street, Stapleton

Staten Island-based M&B Construction has filed applications for a four-story, 13-unit residential building at 77 Thompson Street, in Stapleton, located three blocks from the neighborhood’s Staten Island Railway station. The structure will encompass 10,920 square feet and its residential units should average 646 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Each floor will host between two and four apartments, and there will be a four-car garage located in the building’s cellar. Anthony Scaglione’s Staten Island-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 42-foot-wide, 4,220-square-foot lot is currently vacant.


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